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The Global Issues conference is an on-line conference focusing on original student research about issues of significance to our global community. Undergraduate and graduate students at GPE member institutions are invited to present their research that explores the interconnected nature of the global and local issues.

During the weeklong virtual conference there will be over 70 original research based-presentations during concurrent thematic sessions.  Presentations are followed by moderated discussions that encourage the sharing of localized perspectives about the issues being presented.

All students, faculty, and staff at GPE Member institutions are welcome to attend the presentations and participate in the discussions that follow.

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Participating Institutions

This year GIC’s Call for Presentations had an overwhelming response of 116 submissions from students at our partner institutions throughout the world. After a competitive review process by the organizing committee, 74 of those presentations were accepted to the conference.

Presenters represent 17 partner institutions in 14 countries including:

  • China Pharmaceutical University (CPU-China)
  • Carpathian State University (CSC-Poland)
  • East Carolina University (ECU-USA)
  • Essaouira Higher School of Technology (ESTE-Morocco)
  • Fatima Jinnah Woman University (FJWU-Pakistan)
  • Jagiellonian University (UJ-Poland)
  • St. Aloysius College (SAC-India)
  • Tlemcen University (UABT-Algeria)
  • Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE-Dominican Republic)
  • Universidad La Salle (LSC-Colombia)
  • Universidad Mayor (UM-Chile)
  • University American College – Skopje (UACS-North Macedonia)
  • University of Kufa (UOK-Iraq)
  • University of the Punjab (UOP-Pakistan)
  • University of Shimane (USJ-Japan)
  • Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU-Russia)
  • Xi’an Jaiotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU-China)

Organizing Committee

The Global Issues Conference is organized by East Carolina University and Carpathian State College on behalf of Global Partners in Education.

Organizing Committee:

  • Władysław Chłopicki, Carpathian State College
  • Katarzyna Dziemian, Carpathian State College
  • Melanie Robbins, East Carolina University
  • Jami Leibowitz, East Carolina University

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